Hi Fido Community!
I want to curb my smartphone addiction by switching to a « dumb phone » that will allow me to talk, text and have a very reliable (up to date) GPS for driving (preferably Google Maps if possible!)
Does this sort of device already exist?
I don’t want to be able to download apps. Checking email would be fine but is not necessary.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Welcome to the community!
@KTQ wrote:...Does this sort of device already exist?..
Well, there certainly still flip phones available (I miss my flip phone 🙁), most of which have GPS. In fact, Fido offers the Alcatel Go Flip. You can view here for some other options. Since that article seems to be US-based, you'll have to make sure the phone is compatible with the networks. You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here.
However, I'm not sure how up-to-date their GPS navigation would be. Most flip phones would not use Google Maps as that would require the ability to download and run the app.
**edit** If up-to-date navigation is important, you might consider getting an older smartphone and dumbing it down. Only install Google Maps and restrict the download of any other apps. Just a thought...**
Hope this helps 😀